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In 1942, in a letter to a friend…

… Iris Murdoch remembered

the Oxford of our first year – utterly Bohemian & fantastic – when everyone was master of their fate and captain of their soul in a way that I have not met since. Those people just didn’t care a damn – and they lived vividly, individually, wildly, beautifully.


There – right there –
is University Diaries’
New Year’s toast to you:

May you live vividly,
individually, wildly,


Margaret Soltan, December 31, 2009 6:20PM
Posted in: heroines, the university

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